Dirtcult Records–News

Baby Ghosts – Maybe Ghosts LP preorder

This record will be out by mid-August, but we’re going to go ahead and put it up for preorder.

Jangly, quirky, dreamy, and lo-fi punk from Provo, UT. I suppose you’d call it “indie” if that label meant anything at all anymore. Maybe Ghosts is filled to the brim with reverb soaked male/female vocal harmonies, minor chords, and a few swirling guitars here and there. This release brings to mind some of my favorite early Lookout releases from the likes of Cub and Go Sailor, but while these songs come across as sugary and sweet they start to reveal a darker edge with repeated listens. Come to think of it, the cover art really says it all – “hey that’s a really cute kitty…holy shit! That kitty is wearing corpse paint!”

On three different colors of vinyl – black (300), red (100), and blue (100). Comes with a download code.

Split release between LOST CAT, DIRT CULT, HIP KID, DRUNKEN SAILOR (UK), & WATERSLIDE (Japan) records.

Stream it from punknews here

Stream/purchase it on our bandcamp page here

Buy a physical copy here


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Blank Pages US tour

Blank Pages are coming over from Germany in August to play some shows up and down the west coast (as well as dips into Mexico and Canada). They’ll have copies of their S/T LP we just rereleased. Don’t miss them!

See the dates below.

FRI 1.Seattle @ victory lounge
SAT 2. Portland @ tba
SUN 3. help needed
MON 4. Nevada city @ the national hotel
TUE 5.San francisco @ the knockout
WED 6. Goleta @ hard to find club
THU 7. Los Angeles @ the redwood
FRI 8. San diego @ til-two club
SAT 9. Tijuana @ la tigre bar
SUN 10. Phoenix @ the trunk space
MON 11. Las cruces @ trainyard
TUE 12. Tucson @ district tavern
WED 13. Flagstaff @ the hive
THU 14. Los Angeles @ tba
FRI 15. Oakland @tba
SAT 16. help needed
SUN 17. Portland @ the know
MON 18. Seattle @ fbk
TUE 19. Vancouver @ tba

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A ton of preorders up now!

I don’t think we’ve ever had as many records hit all at the same time as we do for June 2014! So we’ve decided to put all our new records up for preorder. This will all be shipping in the coming weeks:

Autonomy/No Sir I Won’t – Split 12″

Lost Split 12″ LP recovered from the vaults by Dead Broke & Dirt Cult. Autonomy is originated from Carbondale, IL. and play a Crass-inspired brand of dark and melodic anarcho-crust punk. No Sir, I Won’t are from Boston (members of Brain Killer, Awful Man, etc.) and give that Conflict-style assaulting peace punk. Oi.

Color vinyl available here

Black vinyl available here

Needles//Pins – Shamebirds LP

Airtight power pop from Vancouver, Canada for fans of Steve Adamyk Band, Sonic Avenues, Gentleman Jesse as well as classic Canadian power pop bands like Teenage Head and Pointed Sticks. But this stuff isn’t just a carbon copy. Needles//Pins have a sound all of their own.

Order color vinyl here

Order black vinyl here

Blank Pages – S/T LP

Berlin’s Blank Pages released one of the of the best records on the 2013 on Hardware Records out of Germany and Dirt Cult is rereleasing it for their upcoming US tour. Amazing dark and melodic punk for fans of The Fall and The Wipers, as well as contemporaries such as Red Dons/The Observers.

Order here

Fur Coats – The League of Extraordinary Octopuses LP

Awesome power pop from Marc Ruvolo (Johan’s Face Records, No Empathy, The Traitors, Das Kapital), Davey Houley (Das Kapital), and Devon Kay (Direct Hit!, Devon Kay and the Sollutions).

Order here

Apocalypse Meow! – Baseball and Alcohol 7″

Another killer melodic punk band from Minneapolis! Apocalypse Meow! features Justin Francis from Off With Their Heads as well as John and Jub from Sundowners playing catchy and clever songs about, well, just look at the title of the record. The download features a Rivethead cover that won’t be available on the 7″.

Order color and/or black vinyl here

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Allvaret – Tänk på döden LP out now!

Originally released on Erste Theke Tonträger in Germany, this is the US press (complete with new art) for the band’s US tour. 330 pressed on black (along with 75 test pressings that were available – and quickly sold out – on their US tour).
Swedish outfit Allvaret emerged from a fertile musical background to deliver some totally off the hook KBD punk with tunes that will stick in your head after just one spin. The guitar sounds so Scandinavian – Masshysteri and The Vicious say Hello. The driving rhythm section, with the harmonic drum and bass parts, reminds of some kind of early UK street punk, without sounding stupidly Oi! But the most important part is the awesome voice of Sushila, with perfectly matching Swedish lyrics to top things off and emphasize the band’s own character. Members of Vånna Inget.
Comes with a download code

Stream it here

Buy it here

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Unwelcome Guests – Wavering LP

Mixing the raw energy and heartfelt lyrics in the vein of Husker Du and catchy vocal melodies that are akin to those found on a Springsteen album, The Unwelcome Guests rock through songs leaving the listeners begging for more and the songs are sung with heartfelt conviction. From the poppy drunken sing-along style, to the slow heartbreak songs, to the country tinged mid-paced rockers. 500 on black with download code.

Get it here

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So Many Tours!

So the Dirt Cult Show in Austin on March 15th (https://www.facebook.com/events/563740770361970/?fref=ts) means a bunch of bands are hitting the road in the coming weeks:


CHICAGO Saturday March 8th w/ Fur Coats,Days Off at The Township. early show 6p.m.

MILWAUKEE Sunday March 9th  at Bremen Cafe and it’s FREE

MINNEAPOLIS Monday March 10th  w/ Nato Coles &TBDB, Diver Dress at Memory Lanes https://www.facebook.com/events/1412553392327041/

KANSAS CITY Tuesday March 11th  HOUSE SHOW! at The Pointless Forest

COLUMBIA, MO Wednesday March 12th Columbia,MO w/Chad Christ and Paper Ceilings at Cafe Berlin https://www.facebook.com/events/601176723301643/?previousaction=join&ref_newsfeed_story_type=regular&source=1

LITTLE ROCK Thursday March 13th at The Hollow House

FT WORTH Friday March 14th w/ Daylight Robbery, Litigators at 1919 Hemphill

AUSTIN Saturday March 15th  DIRT CULT RECORDS SHOWCASE @THE GRAND w/Daylight Robbery, Canadian Rifle, Fur Coats, Brain Attack, The Distressers, Muhammahdli

SUNDOWNERS without Unwelcome Guests
OKLAHOMA CITY Sunday March 16th @ TBA

UNWELCOME GUESTS without Sundowners
3/17 –Chattanooga, TN @ Sluggo’s w/ Tuff Tits, Citizens for the Neutron Bomb
3/18 – Bloomington, IN @ Club Cool w/ The Minor Kind, Bethy Squires: Party Witch, Watership Down
3/19 – Columbus, OH @ Carabar w/ Emily and the Complexes, Church Camp

03/11-St. Louis @ Lemmon’s
03/12-Tulsa @ The Sound Pony
03/13-OKC @ TBA
03/14-Ft Worth @ 1919 Hemp Hill w/ Daylight Robbery, Unwelcome guests,
03/15-Austin @ The Grand, DirtCult Records showcase w/ Daylight Robbery, Sundowners, Unwelcome Guests, Fur Coats, Disstressors, Muhammahadali, Brain Attack
03/16-Las Cruces @ The Trainyard w/Atlantic Thrills, Man Hands, Lie
03/17- Tempe @ 51 West
03/18- San Diego @ The Tower Bar w/Rebels and Traitors, and squarecrow
03/19- Pomona @ VLHS w/ Nervosas and White Murder
03/21-Berkeley @ Gilman St w/ The FLeshies, Iron Chic, Great Apes, Jabber
03/22-San Francisco @ Thee Parkside w/Great Apes, Hard Girls, and Acid Fast
03/23-Trip out and look at trees
03/24-Portland @ The Know w/ The Stops
03/25-Longview, WA @ The Chinese Garden w/ The Abolitionist
03/26-Seattle @ The Kraken w/Random Orbits and The Loss and Iron Chic
03/27-Victoria, B.C @ The Rat Shack w/ Cancers
03/28- Vancouver @ ALf House w/ Cancers
03/29-Calgary @ Tubby Dog w/ Cancers
03/31-Winnipeg @285 Lipton w/ Cancers
04/01- Minneapolis @ Hexagon w Deep Cuts, Babequest, Brain Caves

Mar 08 @ Township (Chicago, IL)
Mar 13 @ Lost Cross  (Carbondale, IL)
Mar 14 @ Low Key Arts (Hot Springs, AR)
March 15 @ The Grand (Austin, TX)

3/8 – Houston, TX @ Walters w/ Iron Chic, Muhammadali, Something Fierce
3/9 – Ft Worth, TX @ 1919 Hemphill w/ Iron Chic, Stymie, Half Truths
3/10 – San Antonio, TX @ Trends Die House w/ Iron Chic, Ex-Boyfriends, The Discretions
3/11 – Las Cruces, NM @ Trainyard w/ Iron Chic, Divers, Scorsese
3/12 – Albuquerque, NM @ Gasworks w/ Iron Chic, Stabbed in Back, The Ill Motion
3/13 – Flagstaff, AZ @ Cottage House w/ Iron Chic
3/14 – Tempe, AZ @ Yucca Taproom w/ Iron Chic, Rumspringer, Lenguas Largas

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Low Culture – S/T 7″ repress out now

We’ve been out of these for a while, but this records (a split release between Dirt Cult, Dead Broke, Drunken Sailor, and Rad Girlfriend) has gotten the repress treatment. 300 on black with a new cover just in time for the band’s quick trip across the Southwest with Iron Chic:

March 8th @ Walter (Houston, TX) w/ Iron Chic, Something Fierce, Muhammadali

March 9th @ 1919 Hemphill (Ft. Worth, TX) w/ Iron Chic, Stymie, Half Truths

March 10th @ Trends Die Haus (San Antonio, TX) w/ Iron Chic, Ex-Boyfriends, The Discressions

March 11th @ Trainyard (Las Cruces, NM) w/ Iron Chic, Divers, Scorsese

March 12th @ Gasworks (Albuquerque, NM) w/ Iron Chic, Stabbed in Back, The Ill Motion

March 13th @ Cottage House (Flagstaff, AZ) w/ Iron Chic

March 14th @ Yucca Taproom (Tempe, AZ) w/ Iron Chic, Rumpsringer, Lenguas Largas

You can order here

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I mean, yeah, fuck SxSW and all that, but that weekend seemed like as good of an excuse as any to get a bunch of Dirt Cult bands together and crash The Grand together. I am so stoked to announce that Dirt Cult is doing a show on March 15th @ The Grand (Austin, TX) at 7PM with a full line-up of Dirt Cult bands including: Canadian Rifle, Daylight Robbery, Sundowners, Fur Coats, Distressers, Muhammahadali, and Brain Attack. Oh, and it’s fucking free! Please come and support. And buy some records from all these awesome bands (we’ll probably have a distro available as well.

Here’s the Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/563740770361970/?fref=ts

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Other People

Ah, the internet. One minute you can be recording some songs, and the next minute you can be posting them on the worldwide web for mass consumption. And that’s exactly what happened this weekend when I showed my wife some songs I’d been working on with just me, myself, and a drum machine. We decided to write some lyrics and record them all and just…keep recording. And that’s how Other People was born. I’ve posted 5 songs on the Dirt Cult Bandcamp page and I’ll just keep posting new ones as we write and record them. Give them a listen. Or don’t. We don’t care.


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Canadian Rifle – Deep Ends Pre-Order (officially out November 26th)

I’ve set a release date on this record for November 26th, but the records are here so I figured “fuck it, why not?” Though this record won’t be in distros until the release date, if you order direct from Dirt Cult, these will go out now. If you want to wait to hear the record, hold tight. We’ll be debuting some songs and hopefully a stream on various sites in the coming weeks. Anyway, here’s some info:

Canadian Rifle – Deep Ends LP
Deep Ends is the second LP from Canadian Rifle, arguably Chicago’s best melodic hardcore band.  The band plays  confessional punk with brash vocals (reminiscent of Leatherface and early Jawebreaker) with themes that range from crossing lines when you know you shouldn’t, trying to keep something alive when you’re running on empty, as well as struggles with addiction. Needless to say, it’s pretty bleak in its lyrical and musical approach, but played with an angered energy that’ll keep you fist pumping for the duration. Pretty fucking great for a band with no dreams and no goals. 112 of these are on tie-dyed vinyl via mailorder only. Comes with a download code.

Order tie-dyed vinyl here: http://dirtcultrecords.storenvy.com/products/3650707-canadian-rifle-deep-ends-lp-tie-dyed-vinyl

Order black vinyl here: http://dirtcultrecords.storenvy.com/products/3650722-canadian-rifle-deep-ends

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